Dividing by race and religion

I’m in the middle of reading Sasha Issenberg’s fascinating book, “The Victory Lab”, which purports to expose the ‘secret science’ of winning campaigns. In fact, it’s not so secret, but instead discusses (gasp) evidence-based actions resulting from randomized experiments. To an academic (and, apparently, especially a non-political scientist), this comes as no shock. It makes […]

The longterm value of #idlenomore

If you’re not aware of #idlenomore (e.g., you’re not from Canada), go lurk on the Twitter hashtag for a bit or search Facebook. Put simply, it’s an activist response to an omnibus bill (C-45) that, in part, proposes massive and disturbing changes to the way that corporations interact with First Nations’ land. That said, the […]